ESPN's Hot or Not, Big 12 Edition

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  1. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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  2. brianhos

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    Pretty much hit the nail on the head there.
     
  3. kgreeny

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    Some good, some not so much....All-in-all not bad at this point
     
  4. Rogue52

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    I fully expect this HOT/NOT to be completely different next week.
     
  5. Colorado

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    I had no idea our running game was so poor. Let's hope it gets better tomorrow.
     
  6. AirWalke

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    It's hard to tell that the tailback situation is bad when the QBs are doing most of the work, and doing it well.
     
  7. livinthedream

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    Let's keep in mind that Bates had a 10.1 yard per rush average during the kent state game. A rob didn't play, and we all know he is an upgrade from Scales. Although Scales didn't rush particularly well he did contrbute huge in the special teams. So the running back stat is a bit misleading, we will get our yards on the ground, Bates will do just fine as will A-Rob.....
    GO STATE
     
  8. AirWalke

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    I know we were missing A-Rob, but frankly, I used to think highly of our RB depth. I hope they get better throughout the year, but we can't just rely on A-Rob to be in the game.
     
  9. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to argue with their points.
     
  10. isuforlife

    isuforlife Well-Known Member

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    JJ Bass needs to step up
     
  11. flander1649

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    Scales is killing that YPC average when he is under 2 YPC.
     
  12. livinthedream

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    I think we are a year away from great depth at rb....I am confident that Chizik and Co will figure it out this year though. Weather it is more spread, option or misdirection. I expect the playbook to be wide open tomorrow. I have a good feeling about this game for the first time maybe ever the day before...We are a vastly different team this year than we were last, there is a big play ability this year that i didnt feel we had last year....Not to take anything away from last years team but this is a different animal....
     
  13. Go2Guy

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    "Not -- Iowa State tailbacks, who produced only 55 yards on 28 carries, an average of 1.96 yards per carry, last week against Kent State."

    Hope A-Rob is at full strength and Bass is ready.
     
  14. guitarchitect7

    guitarchitect7 Well-Known Member

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    Take away Harris's 68 yard run and what do you have, and even worse rushing game.
     
  15. guitarchitect7

    guitarchitect7 Well-Known Member

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    This is what makes our rushing game even more pathetic.

    Link

    Our leading rusher is a QB who splits time with another guy. Tell me how that makes sense!
     
  16. guitarchitect7

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    #16 guitarchitect7, Sep 12, 2008
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    Nope I do mean Harris. He ran 8 times for 78 yards, with one rush for 68 yards. Bates longest run was 56 yards last game.
     
  17. cloneu

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    And our second leading rusher is the 4th string guy.:confused:
     
  18. guitarchitect7

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    Exactly, you take away his 68 yard rush, which was still awesome by the way, and he only has 7 carries for 10 yards. That puts A-Rob as our second leading rusher who didn't even play last game, and then three players with a rushing average under 3.0.

    Now you can really see why Chizik has not been pleased with our rushing game.

    Our passing game is nothing to be proud of either. Between two guys for two games we have a total of 380 yards. How does that help you win games.

    In defense. Our defense has given us good field position on a lot of drives, so our total yards may be a bit short compared to other teams who've needed to drive the whole field to get a score. That can be the one bright spot. Preventing 10 turnovers in 2 games really does setup the offense well.
     
  19. wolverine68

    wolverine68 Well-Known Member

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    How about this...

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  20. jaretac

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    #20 jaretac, Sep 12, 2008
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    ARob has a nice average. Of course there is no way to know how he would of done against Kent St, however, he did nicely in several games last year. I think Scales is going to end up more as a full back this year and that ARob, Bass, and Bates will have the most rushing yards for the group. I think we will do better running the ball as the year goes on.
     

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